The 2021 Climate Jobs and Just Transition Summit will bring together newly established state Climate Jobs coalitions, labor leaders, union climate activists, environmental and environmental justice advocates, clean-energy developers, policymakers, scientists, and all who want to build the clean-energy economy of tomorrow with good union jobs. The Summit will feature speakers and panelists from around the country and around the world.
We will talk about the ways that climate change and inequality are inextricably linked, dig into the once-in-a-generation opportunity to create good family-sustaining jobs by developing the renewable energy sector, and engage in a holistic discussion about just transition for workers in fossil fuel industries and their communities.
At a time that calls for public investment on a scale not seen since the Great Depression, let’s invest in the clean energy economy of the future, assure that the new clean energy jobs hire union workers, take climate action at a scale science demands and address the crisis of extreme inequality.
Climate Jobs National Resource Center, launched in 2020, helps unions across the U.S. form their own state-based Climate Jobs coalitions. CJNRC provides strategic and technical support to state-led coalitions to develop action plans specific to their states to create good, clean jobs, organize union members around the plan, and advocate for its implementation. Specific support on how to engage and educate community leaders, labor leaders, and members, business leaders, and elected officials is also available.